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  • in reply to: Help Please, POST TPLO SURGERY #18622 Report Abuse
    harpersmom
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    Thanks HDM! Boy, you’re a font of wisdom. Anyone tell you lately that you help the world by posting answers to people’s queries? You’re a good person. Be proud.

    I used to be a HUGE fan of those dried liver treats. Sometime ago, i stopped`, probably the cost or the time it takes to get to the store that carries them… I’ll see if i can order online for a reasonable amount. I can also make her my mom’s chicken liver recipe! This whole thing: Surgery, staying home, supplements- costing a fortune! She’s worth it, but i’m definitely needing to watch my budget, big time! 😉 Thanks again, HDM

    in reply to: Help Please, POST TPLO SURGERY #18542 Report Abuse
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    yeah, i thought of that… i just feel a wee bit embarrassed at calling them up all the time- it’s a busy specialty surgery practice… and i’m not sure me needing a razor fits under the category of medicine 😉 ….I did ask the receptionist when i picked Harp up from surgery, but she didn’t know. I thought there might be a “Go To” model, for sheep-like triple coated Big Dogs, that people in a ‘doggie’ culture know about… Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #18539 Report Abuse
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    WW, i’m NOT an expert, but a friend had a St. Bernard with diet /digestion…. I told her about Probiotics & Enzymes and it helped a TON. Along with a few other changes, the dog is VERY healthy , now. I’m NOT a science diet fan, BTB. I think you can do better. I’m sure there’s a brand that meets your vet’s recommended nutrient ratios that is higher Quality. I like Wellness kibble a LOT, but i supplement it – meaning, i get the bagged kibble to make sure she gets all her vit/mins and basics, but not a huge amount. I give her homemade proteins( chicken, red meats, sometimes canned salmon)) and some whole grains/veg/fruits/cultured dairy, rotating the type of each as i go. Not a restrictive diet, fun to feed her, and she loves it. I don’t mix all the ingredients together, she chooses to eat raw egg first, then yoghurt, then meats ….

    My friend fed a chicken/grain diet for a week with the probiotics and enzymes. She then added one ingredient a week, and stopped if the dog reacted poorly. This way, she knew just what causing the trouble… the probiotics/enzymes should be full spectrum…. Good luck…

    in reply to: Help Please, POST TPLO SURGERY #18536 Report Abuse
    harpersmom
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    Thank you, HDM & all…. I was wondering about co-Q 10? Even tho she’s young… will it help with healing? I’ll try the natural anti inflammatories, thanks. I knew of turmeric, but not the others…

    Meanwhile, i’m brand new here- where should i post to ask for a specific brand or even Site to purchase a GREAT Electric grooming razor? Harper has a coat like a sheep, i’ve bought two, both did NOT work on her. The one at the vets office did. The groomer’s did. Clearly, i need a fantastic, professional razor, but this is not a field i know anything about… i’ve always taken her to get a lionish cut in summer for cooling, but this year, she just won’t be able to take it, she’s too fragile. Sadly, she’s already too hot… i think if i buy one and shave her a little every day? Even if it looks silly, she’ll be more comfortable.

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